- Lewis Hamilton finishes second; Sergio Pérez comes third
- Verstappen has won 14 out of 20 races this season
Every bit a man at the top of his game, Max Verstappen had barely broken a sweat as he wrote his name into the Formula One record books. Untroubled and unruffled after climbing from his car, he might have just enjoyed a Sunday afternoon jaunt to the seaside. It was an image that might sum up his season. He took an unmatched campaign win tally and the race in his stride, just as he has already definitively sealed his second world championship.
The Dutchman’s win at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez was another dominant display albeit in an unremarkable race, a procession with Verstappen at the fore and unchallenged in beating the Mercedes of Lewis Hamilton into second and his Red Bull teammate, Sergio Pérez, into third but with it came the magic number.